Survey Finds Small Businesses Are Accessing Capital at the Highest Rate Since the Recession
Demand for capital by small businesses (those with less than
"The results are the highest growth in access to capital for businesses
that we have seen since launching our Index," said
The increase in access and demand for capital is consistent with other positive indicators in the sector. Forty-eight percent (48%) of small businesses are reporting an increase in revenue over the last 12 months, a 4% increase from three years ago. Businesses are also optimistic that this trend will continue, with 72% anticipating an increase in revenue over the next 12 months, a 10% increase from the 2012 report.
"The increase in demand for capital by small businesses is very
encouraging," explains Dr.
Other notable trends small businesses are reporting for Q2 2015 include:
- 34% of small businesses plan on raising financing in the next six months; up 2% from Q2 2012
- 38% of small businesses transferred personal assets to the business over the last 3 months; down 7% from Q2 2012
- Fewer small businesses are demanding capital to refinance existing loans, with a 12.7% decrease since 2012
The Q2 2015 Index report was derived from 3,693 completed responses
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